Yes, Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was out past midnight last night, in violation of his maybe-they-did, maybe-they-didn’t-set-them rules.
But according to Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com, the night out was approved in advance.
But Bryant’s adviser David Wells confirmed that Bryant had been approved to go out to a nightclub to celebrate his birthday, which is Sunday.
“He had a security person there with him and some of his teammates were there too,” Wells said Saturday morning before leaving for Atlanta, where the Cowboys play the Falcons on Sunday night.
Wells said Bryant also arrived on time for Saturday morning’s walkthrough, and he was expected to participate. He’s listed as questionable with a sore hip.
Fairly or unfairly, how this is perceived will depend on how he plays Sunday night. If he makes plays, and keeps his hand in bounds, this will be forgotten, and quickly. If he drops balls or otherwise plays poorly, it’ll be used as evidence of immaturity.